Analysing Real Texts: Research Studies in Modern English Language / Edition 1

Analysing Real Texts: Research Studies in Modern English Language / Edition 1

by Hilary Hillier
     
 

This book is intended for anyone studying the way the English Language is used in "real" texts. Hillier presents a series of principled and fully-explicated research studies, selecting linguistic frameworks as appropriate from discourse, grammar, phonetics and phonology, and demonstrating their application to texts ranging from literary narrative to informal talk.

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Overview

This book is intended for anyone studying the way the English Language is used in "real" texts. Hillier presents a series of principled and fully-explicated research studies, selecting linguistic frameworks as appropriate from discourse, grammar, phonetics and phonology, and demonstrating their application to texts ranging from literary narrative to informal talk. It shows what might be done, while at the same time aiming to stimulate independent enquiry and exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333584712
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/21/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Aims of the Book
Part I: Theoretical and Practical Preliminaries
• Methodological Principles
• Practical Procedures
Part II: Written Texts
• Literary Narrative
• Newspaper Reporting
Part III: Spoken Texts
• Women's Talk
• Children's Talk
Part IV: Written Texts Having Spoken Features
• Political Speeches
• Fictional Narrative in a Regional Dialect
• Television Advertisements
• Conclusion
• Bibliography
• Glossary
• Index

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